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Joan Roughgarden Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences and Geophysics, Stanford University

M.S, Ph.D., Biology, Harvard University

A.B., Philosophy, University of Rochester

B.S., Biology, University of Rochester

Dr. Roughgarden is a renowned biologist who specializes in theoretical ecology and evolution. A dedicated conservationist, she has served on the Nonprofit Organization Board for the Oceanic Society (San Francisco), the EPA Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuating the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services, and the Science Advisory Boards of the Pacific Ocean Conservation Network (California) and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (Santa Barbara), among other committees and councils. She has published over one hundred research journal articles and several ecology textbooks. In addition, Dr. Roughgarden is the author of popular science books including Evolution's Rainbow, for which she won the 2005 Stonewall Prize for nonfiction from the American Library Association, and the recently released Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist (Island Press).

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